Monday, January 21, 2013
Did you know that in the interior decoration field there are several color schemes types that have names? When selecting a color scheme for a room in your home, J Design Group recommends you considering the following:
An achromatic color scheme uses only neutral colors for interior decoration. Neutral colors consist of white, black, gray, and sometimes beige or brown.
Monochromatic color schemes use one color. The colors used in a monochromatic scheme may be different values, shades, and intensities of the same color and may also include neutral colors.
Analogous color schemes use 1 primary color and its 2 tertiary colors. The primary colors are red, blue, or yellow. A secondary color is what is created when mixing 2 primary colors together. Secondary colors include green, purple, and orange. A tertiary color mixes a primary color and a secondary color. An example of this would be a color scheme consisting of yellow, yellow orange, and yellow green.
Triad color schemes use 3 colors that are equally spaced apart on the color wheel. This would include using all of the primary colors or all of the secondary colors.
Tetrad color schemes use 4 colors that are equally spaced apart on the color wheel. An example of this would be red, yellow orange, blue purple, and green.
Complementary color schemes use 2 colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. This would include blue and orange, red and green, or yellow and purple.
Double complementary color schemes use analogous colors (see above) that are opposite each other on the color wheel. This would include yellow, yellow orange, and yellow green as well as purple, red purple, and blue purple.
Split complementary color schemes use a color and the colors on either side of its complement. An example of this would be blue, red orange, and yellow orange.